Why is Australia so prone to fires? Have we made things better or worse? Is it possible to live in the Australian bush and be safe from fire?
No other continent on Earth is as susceptible to bushfires, over such a large area, as Australia. Fires are an ongoing part of our history, ecology and culture. Yet, despite repeated disasters across all states throughout the last two centuries, we seem to be no better at surviving bushfires today than we were when fires burnt though the first European settlements.
A Future in Flames is a personal journey to find out what we have learnt from the lessons of the past and to understand why, after so many years, people are still dying in bushfires.